Events

Upcoming Events
7
Mar
Preventing torture: Operationalising systemic theories in the real world
Who:UNSW Practical Justice Initiative
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington
When:7 Mar 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Professor Danielle Celermajer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, draws on recent work conducted with security sector organisations in Nepal and Sri Lanka to focus on the question of how best to operationalise systemic analyses of injustice.

28
Mar
Encountering crows: Enacting multispecies democracies
Who:UNSW Practical Justice Initiative
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington
When:28 Mar 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Dr Thom van Dooren, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, discusses the complex histories and futures of human/crow interactions in Brisbane with a focus on ‘community’.

30
Mar
Welfare fraud and control over the poor
Who:UNSW Practical Justice Initiative + School of Social Sciences
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington (map ref F20)
When:30 Mar 2017, 4pm - 5:30pm

Professor Vincent Dubois from the University of Strasbourg will show how the coming together of various social fields (Bourdieu) – from expertise to the media and the political arena – promotes welfare fraud as a public problem, and the reinforcement of welfare control as a policy priority.

27
Apr
Is a just child protection system possible?
Who:UNSW Practical Justice Initiative
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington
When:27 Apr 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Professor Ilan Katz, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, will examine whether it is possible, even in principle, to establish a just child protection system. Can a system be fair to parents, children and the public? Can it balance protection and support? How can the disproportionality of Indigenous and minority ethnic children be understood and addressed?